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Damion Flynn, Real Estate Pro in Saucier, MS
Damion Flynn answered:
Best mortgage rates offered by smaller banks?
When checking rates, make sure you are comparing apples to apples. A small bank may be publishing lower rates but may be charging origination and points where a larger bank may be figur ... more
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Daina Burness, Real Estate Pro in Burbank, CA
Daina Burness answered:
Difference between quoted mortgage Interest vs. APR?
In a nutshell...The interest rate is the percentage of the loan amount that the bank is charging you to borrow money. The APR, by contrast, includes other costs of the loan (the upfront ... more
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Scott A. Nel…,  in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Does anyone have a list of 203k lenders in the Boston area?
HUD has a list and the Massachusetts Division of Banks recently had some info on these lenders.
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Andrew Adams,  in 01915
Andrew Adams answered:
Is a Mortgage Contingency worth 0.75% point charge at the beginning?
If you are putting less than 25% down Fannie Mae and Freddie mac charge an additional .75% regardless of credit score.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 29, 2009 Financing in South End
Andrew Adams,  in 01915
Andrew Adams answered:
What is todays rate for a 30 yr fixed FHA loan in MA?
Unfortunatly with the recent rate increases the current rate is around 5.75%
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 26, 2009 Financing in Boston
Will,  in Atlanta, GA
Will answered:
Are 5% non-fha loans available in the boston area?
Its rare to find that high of a LTV on a condo.

But, yes I can still provide you with 95% financing on a condo so as long as the appraisal doesn't indicate the property being in a ... more
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Monroe Heyman,  in Jamaica Plain, MA
Monroe Heyman answered:
is 100% financing still available?
Hi Jj
I would check with a banker or mortgage broker. If you need any names, please feel free to contact me
Monroe Heyman
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 15, 2009 Financing in Boston
Kimmy,  in Boston, MA
Kimmy answered:
looking to refinace a condo in Boston,w/stated income ??
Who holds the current mortgage?
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Richard M. J…,  in Sherman Oaks, CA
Richard M. Johnston answered:
What would happen if one of us were to lose our job after securing financing, but prior to the closing date?
Technically speaking if one of you loses the income used to approve the home-loan, you would then not qualify to be a buyer for that home. If you removed your contingencies and can't ge ... more
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John M O'Con…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
John M O'Connor answered:
Need mortgage broker advice
Hi Erin,

Yes you should be able to get a loan with 20% down. The current rate on a conforming loan (amount $417K) is about 5%. If it is a jumbo loan (greater than $417K) the rate wil ... more
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Keith Manson-…,  in Milwaukee, WI
Keith Manson- Metro Milwaukee Wisconsin answered:
1031 property exchange
I have not done an 1031 exchange in a number of years. But the exchange as I remember was a sale of both properties. The difference was that the closing took at the same day or more c ... more
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Michael Giles, Real Estate Pro in Beverly, MA
Michael Giles answered:
Are there any first time home buyer programs in the northshore of boston ma?
Hi Kim,
Most communities have their own first time home buyer programs. I know Salem has a very aggressive program that can match you dollar for dollar on your down payment. As for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2008 Financing in Boston, MA
Trey Bowden,  in Edmond, OK
Trey Bowden answered:
what's the difference between mortgage broker, lender, and banker?
A Mortgage Lender is typically the entity that is providing the long term financing or who will provide the short term financing and then transfer the servicing of your loan to a servic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 11, 2008 Financing in Boston, MA
Melissa Manc…, Real Estate Pro in Plainville, MA
Melissa Mancini answered:
Opening an escrow account
Hi C,

“Escrow Agents” have very strict rules to follow when they obtain this title, so I wouldn’t necessarily worry about any unethical practices in terms of this. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 15, 2009 Financing in Boston, MA
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